Wine Pick of the Week

Ntalie Maclean's wine pick of the week

By Natalie Maclean

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin Zinfandel 2010
Lodi, California

This week’s wine pick is a toast to our American friends celebrating July 4. Fortunately, this robust red also works with Canadian barbecued favourites such as chicken, ribs, hamburgers and steak. Aromas of jammy purple plums and blueberries on the nose. The palate opens up luxuriously, smooth and full-bodied with more lip-smacking tasty flavours of dark fruit. Fire up the grill!

Score: 90/100
Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 14.5%
Sweetness: Dry
Drink: 2012‐2015

Natalie MacLean is the author of Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search for the World’s Best Bargain Wines. Check out more of her wine picks and food pairings at